Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sweet & Spicy Turkey Burgers

Meet the Sweet & Spicy Turkey Burger. There really isn't much that beats a good American beef burger but every once in a while we like to shake it up around here. This will now be my go-to turkey burger recipe. It's full of flavor with a little kick and a little sweetness from the red pepper jelly (used in place of your usual burger condiments - mayo, mustard or ketchup). Instead of fries I served it with roasted okra which still provided a little crunch with a lot less calories!


1 lb. ground turkey
¼ cup red onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, diced
1 jalapeño, seeded & diced
1 tbsp cilantro
2 tsp cumin
 ¼ chili powder
1 tsp each salt & pepper
sliced cheese (we used Boars Head 3-pepper colby jack)
red pepper jelly
bibb lettuce

Mix first eight ingredients together and shape into 4-5 large patties. Note: if making for a little one [who doesn't like the spice] make their patty before mixing in the jalapeño.

Grill burgers 5-6 minutes on each side. During the last couple minutes of grilling add your preferred cheese; toast buns on the grill as well. When finished, spread red pepper jelly on top bun.

Serve burgers with some roasted okra (at least if you make them while it's still in season)!

Heat oven to 500°; put rimmed baking sheet in oven while it's preheating.

Wash okra and cut lengthwise. Mix with olive oil, salt, pepper & a dash of garlic powder. When oven is heated, carefully take pan out and put okra in one layer. Cook for 10-15 minutes, turning once.

Enjoy, y'all!


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